No matter where you are, from the warm beaches of Hawaii and Maldives to the arctic island of Spitzbergen, you’re bound to find people seeking casual encounters.
Ah, vacation, excursion, holiday! Sweet words that are used for describing even sweeter times. Many go abroad to rest, others to work as ex-pats, but there is another category that may intersect with the ones we mentioned before but might be separate in its own right. We’re talking about people who go to the other country to find love.
The reasons for seeking dates abroad might be different: preference for the particular ethnicity or nationality, love for a foreign culture, or simply loneliness, usually consuming those who go abroad alone or with a group of friends, instead of a partner. However, despite belonging to the same human race, one needs to consider the cultural limitations and quirks, as a successful advance with a pickup line in one country will draw the wrath of an avenging crown in another.
Let’s have a quick overview of what one must consider before going off on a romantic adventure in another country.
Casual flings with locals: What to know
No matter where you are, from the warm beaches of Hawaii and Maldives to the arctic island of Spitzbergen, you’re bound to find people seeking casual encounters. One universal trait of our species is seeking love and physical contact, after all! But casual flings with locals are going much easier in a romantic atmosphere in a bar on a warm beach, but what about countries with less than welcoming climate? Or what if you are slightly aware that your advances might be unwelcome due to cultural differences?
When you are in a foreign country, a direct approach is not the best one. Going online for a hookup local is another thing entirely. When connecting online, you know that a person you are trying to charm speaks your language, seeks a steamy hookup too, and they might even be your guide and a source of information. Since each country has its own varied customs, it’s best to carefully approach its inhabitants online, getting their input on your flirting techniques and then using them offline. So, connecting on a local hookup site has one tremendous advantage for flings with locals – it is both a learning opportunity and a romantic one.
Be aware of your time constraints
If your time abroad is dedicated to rest and vacation, then your time is limited. Either by a visa or a time off you got from work, there’s a deadline before which you may find your partner for mingling. Playing the long game thus becomes impossible – when your know when your romance has an expiration date, at least in the sense of physical closeness, it’s harder to plan the future together. At least you can enjoy hookups! Do not promise anything except for mutual pleasure, and your holiday romance becomes a cherry on top of a fantastic vacation adventure.
Consider the local rules and mentality
We’ve mentioned cultural differences already; this time, we’ll dwell a bit deeper on the subject. Learning about the country you are in is vital for having a good time. For example (those are not even stereotypes, just facts), Aussies swear a lot, so don’t be surprised if your partner starts spewing slurs all over – that is completely normal and not worth making a fuss about. In contrast, having a vacation in Dubai might not be the best idea for people wearing revealing clothes or expressing themselves in public, so don’t go holding hands, kissing, or doing something even more physical publicly in the Muslim countries.
We’d advise you to prioritize dating sites over going out for these exact reasons – you might find out more about the country’s laws, principles, and mentality from the people you’ll find there. Your partner might warn you about expressing emotions publicly, drinking, and, if they like you, gently explain the way dates, both casual and serious, usually go around here.
Take care of your safety
Finally, going to another country leaves a person in a dangerous position, especially if they are alone. Various scams directed at foreigners, human trafficking, hostage situations, there are various dangers to consider before going out. They are common in the most dangerous places on the planet and even in first-world countries. Every local you meet is a tabula rasa, even in the safest country you’ve ever been to, so trust is important, but precaution is even more vital.
That said, online dating sites can help with that too. When you communicate with a person for a while online, you know what to expect of them, and that familiarity changes your position to one of power. You know they want this hookup with the stranger to happen, you know it too, and the intention is key here. We’re not saying scams are rare in the online dating community, which is why we are urging you to read reviews about the site you’re about to use and only sign up at the websites with the strict verification procedures, but if you follow the rules, your vacation romance is much more likely to be successful.